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Skye Allen

Wayne, Michigan, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Wayne, Michigan, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
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cosmo | gray member, Skye Allen, tackles Joey Bada$$' 'Waves' for his latest freebie. Unfortunately all we have is the stream for now but we'll update it once we get a download link. - See more at: http://www.wayuphere.com/singles/skye-allen-practice-waves/#sthash.wxypawY3.dpuf - Bayer


Mic G & Skye Allen bring us their first set of visuals from their upcoming album, HUE, which is slated to drop on Black Friday.

For those of you unfamiliar with the duo, here's a little description about their sound:

"When most people think of hip hop, cosmo|gray isn't what would come to mind. As a matter of fact, this hip hop duo from Wayne, Michigan is nothing like the majority of their hip hop counterparts. Their unique, eclectic, and futuristic sound makes their music difficult to place in a single genre, but most would describe it as indie hip hop. Also, their music consists of light and dark soundscapes, melodic hooks, and intricate, powerful lyrics. From their perspective, Mic and Skye feel as though their music would be, hypothetically speaking, similar to a Kanye West meets Pharrell Williams collaboration."
-Skye Allen - See more at: http://www.wayuphere.com/#/videos/cosmo%7Cgray-the-cosmos/ - Bayer


After a couple of delays, the duo known as cosmo|gray gave us the green light to premiere their 16-track tape of genre blending music called, HUE. This talented duo is made up of Mic G and Skye Allen, both of which rap and produce all of their own material. If you're looking for something new, Hue is just that. There isn't anything out there right now that sounds quiet like these guys. I strongly recommend giving this a spin all the way through.

Snag the download up top, and if you like what you hear, be sure to click the star to help them move up the charts. - See more at: http://www.wayuphere.com/#/mixtapes/cosmo%7Cgray-hue-mixtape/ - Bayer


Remember the cosmo|gray mixtape that we posted a few months back? Well, Skye Allen (one half of the duo) is prepping to release his own solo offering, The Misguided Youth, within the next few months. To whet our appetite for the project he has released a insanely dope music video for "Where The Wild Things Are". I'm very proud of this one because I helped out a little behind the lens. However, Skye handled the production, writing, directing, editing, vocals and basically everything possible outside of cooking and serving a full course dinner. This guy is crazy talented and that's apparent in "Where The Wild Things Are". Go ahead and throw it a vote, it obviously deserves it. - See more at: http://www.wayuphere.com/#/videos/skye-allen-where-the-wild-things-are-music-video/ - Bayer


in our latest edition of Vs., we’re taking a look at Detroit-based rapper Skye Allen and putting him up against Canadian rapper Drake. Drake has built up a huge fan base in recent years due to his strengths as both a smooth R&B singer and a skilled rapper. During the course of one song, Drake can spit a hard biting verse, and then turn around and sing a smooth hook; the perfect recipe for pop success. Skye Allen possesses this same versatility and that sets him apart from the sea of up-and-coming, young rappers. On his track “Raise Ya Lighters,” Skye demonstrates his skills with a smooth R&B hook in the chorus, singing “so raise ya lighters, higher, to light the sky up.” The chorus is simple, but well sung and catchy, not unlike anything you would find on a hit song by Drake. But between the catchy choruses, Skye goes off on a few verses of some highly technical rap. With a varying flow that switches speeds at the drop of a dime, and plenty of inter-syllabic rhymes and changing rhyme schemes, it really is impressive that one artist can be a technical rapper and a great pop singer.

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OurStage's Skye Allen

And his talent doesn’t stop there. Unlike Drake, Skye Allen produces all of his own music. This ability allows him to create extremely cohesive songs that are more than just a sampled beat with rapping over it. Skye’s beats are influenced by a lot of the producers who typically work with Drake. He uses relatively slow beats with an eclectic mix of electronic keyboards and modulated guitars. His style mixes modern hip hop with downtempo R&B to highlight his skills as a rapper and singer.

Skye Allen’s lyrical content is also very different from that of Drake. Drake got his start as a child actor and has been a relatively big celebrity for awhile. This is reflected in his lyrics, which typically deal with money, partying and women. Skye, on the other hand, deals with more socially-conscious lyrical themes. His track “Proper” deals with a number of different subjects, including the war in the middle east, the recent economic recession and poverty in the inner city. With lines like “we need some guidance but this recession time got us jobless. Looking for the change that Obama had promised,” and “How ‘ could I tell ‘em go to school when those is gettin’ shot up, and they ain’t got no papers or books to read out of. And they ain’t got no staff or class to be proud of their education, so street life seems like it’s the right destination,” Skye shows an intelligence and wisdom beyond his mere twenty-one years. And being only twenty-one years old, he has nowhere to go but up.

Be on the lookout for Skye Allen’s new project, From Left Field, coming soon! - Ourstage


Discography

Proper - 2010 - (single)
Raise Ya Lighters - 2010 - (single)
Gotta Go - 2011 - (single)
From Left Field - 2011 -( Album)
Where the Wild Things Are - 2013 - (Single)

cosmo|gray
Nobody - 2011 - (single)
Wake Up - 2011 - (single)
Stratosphere - 2011 - (single)
Dark Matter - 2011 - (single)
Hue - 2012 - (Album)

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Dwayne Allen Davenport (born November 28, 1989) better known by his stage name Skye Allen, is a rapper, singer, song writer, producer, and visual artist from the suburbs of Detroit.
He became interested in music at an early age, crafting his rhyming ability by listening to artists like Eminem, and Nas. Using production software like Reason and FL studio, Skye honed his ability to produce various sounds and create his own unique style.

Over the pass few years Skye has recorded numerous songs and projects to mold his original sound. With his alternative approach with the production of his music he provides a conscious and fantasy subject matter to his lyrics. Skye has been creating everything from his album artwork to his Music videos in hopes that he will eventually get recognized for his unique talent and hard work.

Skye is also half of the hip-hop duo "cosmo|gray," along with Mic G. Their debut album entitled "HUE" was released in June of 2013. Skye is currently working on his solo album entitled The Misguided Youth which will be released in the first quarter of 2014. With his multiple talents, ambitious attitude, and unique style, Skye Allen is without a doubt a force to be reckoned with.